ISBN and ISSN Systems
ALA Library Fact Sheet 28
Instructive articles on obtaining the International Standard Book Number, or ISBN, for book publications, and on obtaining the International Standard Serial Number, on ISSN, for periodicals and serial publications, always appear in the Library and Book Trade AlmanacTM, formerly known as The Bowker Annual, which is published every year by Information Today, Inc. Below is information referring to the latest edition.
This is a fact sheet I wished I’d known about years ago. The question of “How do I get an ISBN” doesn’t come up often, and so I tend to swing and miss when it comes up.